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Old 20th Nov 2010, 1:41 am   #41
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Just for starters..
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Old 20th Nov 2010, 2:17 am   #42
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Philips DP 15 cm
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Old 20th Nov 2010, 2:20 am   #43
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Philips LP 13 cm ( 1964 )
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Old 20th Nov 2010, 2:23 am   #44
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Philips DP 15 cm mid 1970's
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Old 20th Nov 2010, 2:26 am   #45
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Philips DP 18 cm late 1970's.
Plastic Aluminium looking spool.
Tape suffers bad shedding of magnetic material.
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Old 20th Nov 2010, 2:28 am   #46
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Memorex 18 cm ( no leader tape )
Agfa 7.5 cm
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Old 20th Nov 2010, 1:44 pm   #47
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Just for starters..
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I've had some sticky shed with a few of those Scotch Audio 60 / 90.
These were basically cheap tape aimed at language schools , i.e. speech only. Quality is pretty rough.
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Old 7th Dec 2010, 6:37 pm   #48
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And another. Scotch AV 177 , dating from the mid 1970s. I have a cassette like this too somewhere with a neat sliding plastic box.

Tinted smoked plastic spool, no leaders, tape dark brown in colour 1.5mil.
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Old 17th Mar 2011, 11:24 am   #49
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1. Pan Canada
2. BASF LGS35 - different length to that previously shown
3. Ferrodynamics - brand 5 - not the original tape in box so not shown
4. Scotch 175 - different length to that previously shown
5. Different inside to Scotch box
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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 7:18 pm   #50
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"Reel to reel performance with cassette convenience" claimed Sony's advertising when Elcaset was released in the 1970's. The tape is 6.3mm ( inch) running at 9.5cm (3 inches per second) giving a recording time of 90 minutes. Unlike compact cassette, Elcaset tape is automatically pulled out of the housing by the transport mechanism. Although the recorders had a 70us position to take a chrome bias tape I believe none were made. Tape formulations FeCr and SLH are the same as for their open reel format of the period. These tapes came with a non-working EL-5 recorder and when repaired may eventually detail process in the success stories section.

Performance is quoted with dolby switched off, add 5dB@1kHz and 10dB>5kHz:

FeCr as 20Hz to 22kHz signal to noise 62dB
SLH as 20Hz to 20kHz signal to noise 59dB

#1: A compact cassette on steroids? Elcaset compared with a standard compact cassette.

#2: Unboxed Elcaset Ferro-chrome FeCr (type 2)

#3: End-on views of box (top), tape path (middle) and erase protection tabs (bottom)

#4: Unboxed Elcaset Ferric SLH (type 1)

However good the format was on paper it did not sell and after a few years Sony ceased production.
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Old 19th Jun 2011, 5:27 pm   #51
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My favourite cassette tape was one made by Teac for a short while in the eighties?

Cassette tapes with little gold 'reel to reel' reels inside

Called Sound52

Sorry no images of my own, but google image search 'reel to reel cassette' and you'll find 'em
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Old 19th Jun 2011, 5:49 pm   #52
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Default Re: Archive of tapes - Reel to Reel and Cassette.

I think these are the ones.
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Old 19th Jun 2011, 5:55 pm   #53
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^^^ that's them
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Old 19th Jun 2011, 5:55 pm   #54
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Default Re: Archive of tapes - Reel to Reel and Cassette.

Any idea who they were actually made by? Presumably one of the Japanese big boys like TDK or Maxell rather than TEAC themselves.
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Old 19th Jun 2011, 5:58 pm   #55
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more than likely, but I've no idea who did actually make them

From memory I only bought 3 or 4 of them cos they were quite expensive compared to a standard cassette, but very cool
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Old 19th Jun 2011, 9:40 pm   #56
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By the look of the cassette body I'd go for TDK as the manufacturer.

They are very smart indeed.
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Old 21st Dec 2011, 1:58 am   #57
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Here are a few of our 1959 tapes dad got for the Grundig TK25, including two original boxed Grundig examples.
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 2:25 pm   #58
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Early spring clean! Here are some rarer tapes:
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 2:32 pm   #59
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...and Side B:
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 2:36 pm   #60
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and Side C - err, Track 3! Note the Durex tape (2nd box from left) has been over printed Scotch Boy. Both used the white plastic spools marked 'Durex'.
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